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As Southeast Texas looks forward at the months-long hurricane season, NOAA forecasters and local emergency responders say the time is now to prepare for what could potentially be early and  destructive storms.

First responders across the area are performing drills to perfect evacuation efforts and disseminating information to ready local residents for a quick exit if evacuation becomes mandatory.

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Local Poet Detrick Hughes will hold a series of workshops planned starting in September at the Theodore John Library.

He will feature his work at Poetry Renaissance on August 21.

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On Tuesday, June 6, the Beaumont City Council voted to formally establish a Beaumont Youth Advisory Council (BYAC). The BYAC will be composed of 12 students who must live in Beaumont, be in the 10th or 11th grade, and attend one of these six schools:

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On Friday, June 2, at about 6 a.m., the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Edgewater Drive in Dickinson, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast is holding a book signing for NFL player Jamaal Charles on June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jamaal Charles has released a new book called Middle School Rules, which was reviewed by Sports Illustrated in March of this year.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the driver of a truck they believe could lead to answers in the unsolved capital murder of Kera Teel and her daughter Kyndal, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow. 

According to Morrow, a white truck was recorded by the police dash cam of an officer responding to the June 6 shooting at 6155 Sienna Trails in the Sienna Trails Apartments. 

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Andrew Culpepper and scholarship recipient Bailey Noah

The Kiwanis Club of Orange recently presented two $1,000 scholarships to students from local high schools, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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The City of Beaumont's Recreation Division will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 17 at Tyrell Park, located at 5305 Tyrell Park Road.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s “Team Force” unified track team consisting of partner athletes Cody Janice and MacCoy Head, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On June 7 at 10 a.m., Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Behavioral Health Center located at 3250 Fannin Street in Beaumont held an opening of the art and music room funded through a grant from the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation administered by the Wealth and Asset Management Department of Capital One Bank, the hospital announced in a release.

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